Partner Organization

1.Bharath Environment Seva Team (BEST)

BEST has been working in the Pudukottai district of Tamilnadu since 1984. It works towards improving the status of rural women and promotes ecological farming and environmental development through them. Income generation and social awareness programmes through non-formal education are also major components.

Bharat Environment Seva Team (BEST)
Thondaiman Herbal Forest,
Narthamalai & Post,
Pudukkottai. 622 101,
Tamilnadu.
Phone: 04339. 22240412
Website: http://bestteam.org.in/

2.Community Health and Development Programme (CHDP)

Since 1983 CHDP has been working to improve the conditions of the tribal and rural people in the Udumalpet block of Coimbatore district, Tamilnadu.  Community health and education is the major focus.  Skill training and income generation programmes for women are also given importance. 

Community Health and Development Programme (CHDP)
3/5, Rajendra Road,
Opposite Railway Station,
Udumalpet. 642 126.
Coimbatore District, Tamilnadu. 
Phone: 04252. 231752. 
Website: http://www.chdp.org.in/

3.Center for Rural Health and Social Education (CRHSE)

Founded in 1978 CRHSE operates in Vellore and Villupuram districts of Tamilnadu.  CRHSE provides a self supporting health system which is simple, inexpensive and appropriate to the needs of the rural and tribal people through education and training of village level workers.  Promotion of Siddha an indigenous system of health care is a major activity. CRHSE facilitates programmes which promote the welfare of women, the landless, unemployed and socially oppressed sections in the rural and tribal areas.  Field-based training is also provided to NGOs and other civil society organizations.

Center for Rural Health and Social Education (CRHSE)
215/216, Kottaiyur Main Road, 
Yelagiri Hills, 
Vellore District. 635 853.
Tamilnadu. 
Phone: 04179-245 215/245 265.
Website: http://www.crhse.org/

4.Community Reconstruction of Social Service (CROSS)

Established in 1994 CROSS has been working in 10 villages with Dalits in the Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh for the last 14 years. It is registered as a Society and its main focus thrust is organizing women and youth into self help groups, conducting health campaigns, environmental development and child labour eradication.

Community Reconstruction of Social Service (CROSS)
Velkur Village & Post, G.D. Nellore,
Chitoor District. 517 125,
Andhrapradesh. 
Phone: 098854 12972. ​
Website: http://www.crossorg.in/

5.Centre for Research & Reconstruction of New Economic Order (CReNIEO)

Initiated in 1984 CReNIEO-Pulicat aims to improve the quality of life of fisherfolk in 35 villages in Ponneri Taluk of Chengalpattu district of Tamilnadu. The organisation focuses on preventive health programmes, environmental education, income generation activities, communication programmes and non-formal education.  The emphasis is on people’s participation and increasing awareness of their rights through the various programmes.

Centre for Research & Reconstruction of New Economic Order (CReNIEO)
Old Shell Factory,
Pulicat. 601 205.
Ponneri Taluk, Thiruvallur District
Tamilnadu.
Phone: 044. 27976344.
Website:

6.KGF Women’s Association (KGF-WA)

KGF Women’s Association is a non-profit, non-political women development organization founded by a group of women with a concern in the development of poor, needy and marginalsied women and their families. It is registered under the Karnataka State Societies Registration Act 1960 and is involved in the development activities in the communities in and around Kolar Gold Fields and in the rural area in Mulbagal and Bangarepet taluks coming under the jurisdiction of Kolar District for the last 23 years.

KGF Women’s Association (KGFWA),
3rd Cross, 
Manjunathanagar,
Oorugampet,
KGF. 563 121. Karnataka. 
Phone: 08153. 260128. ​
Website: http://www.kgfwa.org/

7.Quarry Workers Development Society (QWDS)

The organization has been working to improve the awareness levels and living conditions amongst quarry workers in villages of Thenkasi and Shenkottai taluks in Tirunelveli and Dindigul districts of Tamilnadu since 1989.  Unionising of the quarry workers is an important component of the programme. Accident relief, health education, health care and legal redress are also provided. Additionally, quarrying as a cooperative enterprise for self reliance is being promoted. 

Quarry Workers Development Society (QWDS),
119, Siluvathur Road,
Palani Railway Gate,
Dindigul. 624 005.
Tamilnadu. 
Phone: 0451. 2429105.
Website:

8.Rural Education and Action for Development (READ)

READ is a catalyst NGO working with Dalits based at Manamadurai in Tamil Nadu since 1983.  It has extended its rural developmental activities to the neighboring districts of Ramnad and Virudhunagar covering 125 villages.  Empowerment of Dalit women through community organization, women development programmes, community based health and protection of ecology are the core programmes.

Rural Education and Action for Development (READ),
132, New Vasantha Nagar,
Mandapam Main Road,
Manamadurai. 630 606.
Sivagangai District,
Tamilnadu. 
Phone: 04574. 269 653.
Website:

9.Rural Women’s Development Society (RWDS)

Founded in 1986 RWDS endeavors to change the condition of Dalit women by creating awareness through education and organization in 35 villages in Chengam taluk of Tiruvanamalai district. It has promoted a strong Dalit Women’s Movement.  Economic and income generating programmes along with non formal education are implemented in order to make women self confident and self reliant.

Rural Women’s Development Society (RWDS),
1, New Muslim Street, 
Chinnakadai, Polur Road,
Thiruvannammalai. 606 601.
Tamilnadu.
Phone: 04175. 254464..
Website:

10.Social Animation Center for Rural Education and Development

Established in November 2010 and working in Bangalore Rural district, SACRED has a holistic approach to rural development.  SACRED aims to empower women and mould a new generation through gender sensitization and environmental awareness, aiming for human justice and equality.  Skill training is also part of the programme towards achieving economic development.

Social Animation Center for Rural Education and Development (SACRED)
531 Sri Kandappa Layout,
Nalliguda Tank Road,
Bididi Post, Ramnagara Taluk,
Bangalore Rural District, 
Karnataka. 532 109.
Phone: 080. 27282493.​
Website: http://sacredbidadi.org/

11.Social Unit for Community Health and Improvement (SUCHI)

Since 1982 SUCHI has been functioning in the rural areas of Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh.  It works towards peoples development through an integrated preventive health and awareness education programme in six mandals of Chittoor district.  Promotion of women’s development and vocational training programmes are also given major emphasis

Social Unit for Community Health and Improvement (SUCHI),
No.18, Balaji Nagar, 
Katpadi 632 007,
Vellore District,
Tamilnadu.
Phone: 0416.2246137.
Website:

12.Slum Women’s Advancement Project (SWAP)

SWAP was initiated in 1983. It works towards people’s organization and community development for the urban poor and enables their empowerment in 14 slums in Chennai.  It organises skill training and income generation programmes for the slum women and youth.  SWAP is also involved in health programmes and weaning people away from social evils through various awareness and training programmes.

Slum Women’s Advancement Project (SWAP),
UELCI,
Martin Luther Bhavan,
95, Purasawalkam High Road,
Kellys, Chennai. 600 010.
Tamilnadu.
Phone: 044. 26430008.
Website:

13.Village Education & Economic Development Unit (VEEDU)

Established in 1985 VEEDU works with marginalized Dalit groups for their liberation and development through community health care and education in 23 villages in Gudipala block of Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh.  VEEDU also organises poor rural women to take up issue based activities and promotes skill training for income generation programmes.

Village Education and Economic Development Unit (VEEDU),
153, Sevoor Post & Village,
Via SLRS. 632 106.
Vellore District, Tamilnadu.
Phone:0416. 2274259. ​
Website:

14.Women’s Organization in Rural Development (WORD)

WORD was initiated in the year 1988 and works with people living below the poverty line.  They include Dalits, children, landless agricultural laborers and small & marginalized farmers.  The activities are spread in 85 rural villages of Namakkal District in Tamil Nadu.  The core developmental activities include HIV/AIDS, women empowerment, sustainable agriculture and vocation training.  WORD also runs an orphanage for HIV/AIDS affected children.

Women’s Organisation in Rural Development (WORD),
7-C, Andikadu,
Vediarasampalayam Road,
Agraharam Post,
Pallipalayam. 638 008,
Namakkal District. Tamilnadu.
Phone: 04288. 240212. ​ ​
Website: http://www.wordorg.net/